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305th Operations Group


Jan. 22, 2008

The mission of the 305th Operations Group is to deploy worldwide from America's Eastern Gateway, to perform aerial refueling and airlift, in support of tactical, strategic, reconnaissance, transport, and bombardment forces in high-threat and chemical warfare environments. 

The group is comprised of the 2nd Air Refueling Squadron, 6th Airlift Squadron, 32nd Air Refueling Squadron, and the 305th Operations Support Squadron. 

The group flies the C-17 Globemaster III and KC-10 Extender in support of worldwide operations. 

2nd Air Refueling Squadron 

The 2nd Air Refueling Squadron arrived at McGuire AFB Oct. 1, 1994 as part of the realignment of KC-10 aircraft. The KC-10 Extender is a major contributor to Air Mobility Command's success. 

Today, the 2nd ARS continues to remain ready to provide the United States with the Global Reach necessary to support our national security objectives, while placing an increased emphasis on squadron members' families-the unsung heroes of the unit's successful operations. 

6th Airlift Squadron

The 6th Airlift Squadron is the oldest airlift squadron in the Air Force, having served with distinction since Oct. 1, 1933. The 6th AS has earned a reputation for excellence throughout the years. Its many awards include: AMC's Outstanding Strategic Airlift Squadron for 1993, 1994, 1997, and 1999; Air Force Association Citation of Honor; distinction as 21st Air Force's Outstanding Strategic Airlift Squadron of the Year in 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999; as well as numerous Air Force nuclear surety awards.

32nd Air Refueling Squadron 

The 32nd Air Refueling Squadron is comprised of proud, dedicated professionals providing global reach for America through individual excellence and teamwork.  The 32nd ARS can generate, mobilize and deploy 16 KC-10 aircraft with more than 180 aircrew, maintenance and support people to fulfill a wide variety of worldwide mobility taskings. 

305th Operations Support Squadron

The mission of the 305th OSS is to provide information, support, and equipment to allow aircrews to accomplish their global mobility mission.